Sunday, 26 February 2017

... and some more Chaos Raptors!

Just managed to finish off a few more Chaos Space Marine Raptors, bringing the new total to 15 models. I've still got to do another 5, but I'm leaving these until later. Painting up the same unit so many times really leads to painting burn out!

Note that the squad leaders are magnetised, and have a full range of weaponry. The second sergeant also has no backpack at this stage - that has been left off for my client to magnetise.

Next up will be some more Chaos: likely to start with a Hellbrute, then two Maulerfiends...

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Some more Chaos Space Marine Raptors

Another week, another squad of Chaos Space Marines! Alright, four models is not quite a squad, but you get the idea...

These were again done in the same colour scheme as my client's army, and will be part of a larger assault force. I have 20 Raptors overall to paint, and with these the completed total now sits at eight: not too many to go!

Currently sitting in the undercoating booth are the next four models. These will be special weapons for the unit.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Blood Bowl: Gouged Eye Orc team

Here's something that I've been working on for a while, as a side-project, since Christmas.

Blood Bowl has a special place in my heart, being a favourite of mine was I was growing up and first getting into the GW hobby. From a manufacturer swamped in the grimdark, BB is a refreshing change of pace. The original was great fun, and whilst tactically deep also easy for beginners to pick up.

Well, BB 2016 is just as good! Except this time around we're treated to some lovely new sculpts...

I split the box, and chose to go with the orcs. They've been painted up in the GW style as Gouged Eye, and I have to say that I really enjoyed painting them! Orcs are one of the few races that I've never painted, and so this was a really nice change for me.

Each team also comes with a decal sheet - hence "Line" on the base (standing for Lineman).

The team includes six sculpts, and twelve players overall. I've decided to paint them up in groups, to ensure consistency across the team. The first orc was my test, and the others followed thereafter. Bases were done very simply to reflect playing field markings: the lines also act as a reminder when the player is on the pitch, that he is in fact a lineman! This might sound like overkill, but having played a few games with the team, and even though I'm familiar with the rules and models, I struggled to remember which piece was a lineman, blitzer etc. This technique together with the markings on the base should help with that!